When the girls pulled up in their little yellow bus I saw some light at the end of the tunnel. They were all smiles. The bus driver (who is a doll) said they were cool as cucumbers when they picked them up at school. The girls started telling me that they cried at school so I thought maybe it was false hope. Then, when I pulled their communication journals out of their bags I read that they had a MUCH better day today. That Abby cried a little more than Grace and that Grace was "talkative" today. I was so elated. I made a huge fuss, oohing and ahhing about their better day. I put them right in the car and took them to Walmart for a treat. We have talked about tomorrow and so far no tears. I am not naive... I know it will still be a long road with set backs but I'll take any progress I can get!